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How to Create a Garden Inspired Valentine’s Day Tablescape

Updated 1/18/2024

Are you looking for some Valentine’s Day inspiration and ideas for a pretty tablescape? Follow along as I show you how I created a garden-inspired Valentine’s Day tablescape using the most beautiful fresh-cut blooms.

If you’re not big on crowds, Valentine’s Day is the perfect opportunity to spend the night at home. Making dinner together, and enjoying each other’s company in the privacy of your own home can be even more fun than going out to dinner in a crowded restaurant.

I’ve created a garden-inspired Valentine’s Day-themed tablescape this year. This can work for a romantic dinner, a Valentine’s Day party, or a Valentine’s dinner with close friends.

garden inspired Valentine's Day tablescape

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garden inspired Valentine's Day tablescape with vase of flowers

Every year, my Valentine’s Day table centerpiece always includes a flower arrangement. I use a color scheme of red, pink, and white.

In the past, I’ve usually used grocery store flowers like roses or tulips for my Valentine’s Day tablescapes.

garden inspired Valentine's Day tablescape with vase of flowers

For this floral centerpiece, I decided to go all out and pick flowers from the local florist as well as the grocery store. Here are the beautiful blooms that I chose:

  • Red and lavender roses
  • White, red, and pink tulips
  • White, pink, and purple stock
  • Eucalyptus
garden inspired Valentine's Day tablescape with vase of flowers

Here’s a tip for you. Always ask the florist if they will charge you for a floral arrangement rather than charging by stem. It saved me about $30!

tulips in mason jars

Adding mason jars with tulips to my Valentine’s Day tablescape brings a garden touch.

Another easy way to create a floral arrangement for Valentine’s Day is to use faux flowers. They look so realistic these days.

garden inspired Valentine's Day tablescape

Despite not being a fan of red, it’s a must for Valentine’s Day. I’ve balanced it with shades of pink in the centerpiece and used red and white for the place settings.

garden inspired Valentine's Day table setting

The white plates, wicker chargers, and red napkins shown here are from HomeGoods. The gold flatware and table runner are from Target.

 Valentine's Day table setting

SHOP RED AND WHITE NAPKINS


SHOP WHITE DISHES


garden inspired Valentine's Day tablescape

Pretty red glasses add a pop of color to the table. These were bought at a local home decor store but some red vintage glassware would look amazing here as well.

SHOP RED GLASSES


white chocolate covered strawberry in bowl

Nothing says Valentine’s Day like chocolate-covered strawberries. Even faux ones are a romantic touch. They are reusable and add a playful element to the setting.

pink cupcakes on a white cake stand

Add baked goods whether they’re store-bought or homemade, like mini cupcakes, on a white cake stand.

I tell myself every year that I will make homemade cupcakes for the following year. Somehow it never happens and I buy them from the store.

baked goods on Valentine's Day table

We try not to have too many sweets in the house, but Valentine’s Day is an exception.

Adding a tiered tray or plate with a glass cloche covering your sweet treats is another beautiful and easy way to display your Valentine’s goodies.

SHOP WHITE CAKE STANDS


garden inspired Valentine's Day tablescape with vase of flowers

Here are some other Valentine’s Day table ideas to consider:

  • Edible Floral Touches: Incorporate edible flowers into your food presentation for a truly garden-inspired experience. These can be used in salads, as cake decorations, or even frozen in ice cubes for a whimsical touch.
  • Candlelight Romance: Add various candle heights and styles to create a soft, romantic ambiance. Use unscented candles so the natural fragrance of the flowers is the main scent.
  • Valentine’s Day Charcuterie Board: Make a Valentine-themed charcuterie board. Include heart-shaped cheeses, red fruits like strawberries and cherries, and chocolate pieces to stick with the theme.
  • Personalized Place Cards: Add a personalized touch with handmade place cards. These can be created with pressed flowers for an extra garden-inspired feel.
  • Interactive Elements: Host a small flower-arranging activity where guests can create their own mini bouquets.
garden inspired Valentine's Day tablescape

I hope you’ve gotten a few ideas to take with you for creating a garden-inspired Valentine’s Day tablescape of your own.

Whether it’s Valentine’s Day with a loved one or Galentine’s Day with girlfriends, I hope you have a wonderful holiday.

If you have any questions or additional suggestions, feel free to share them in the comments below. And be sure to share this blog post link with anyone who may find these Valentine’s Day tablescape tips useful.

Until next time,

Happy Valentine’s Day!

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garden inspired Valentine's Day tablescape
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21 Comments

  1. Sending all positive & healing thoughts to you during your Feb surgery.
    I look forward to all your wonderful pictures & blogs. You make my day! Again, thx for all you do♥️

  2. I love your beautiful Valentine’s table! That stemware is gorgeous. Did I mention that spectacular floral arrangement, too?! ❤️

  3. Kim –
    What a beautiful table!
    Thank you for the tip with the florist. The next time I need a lot of blooms I’ll be sure to ask what kind of deal the florist would accommodate.

  4. Gorgeous table, Kim. I pinned everything. Your flowers are amazing and I’m going to try something similar … but mine won’t come close to this perfection. Sigh. My husband and I celebrate Valentine’s Day with dinner at home too. At least when he’s not traveling. Let the young and newly in love have the sought after reservations! xo

    1. Hi Juliet. I hear you about your husband traveling. Mine does too and he will be gone this year. We’ll just have to celebrate another time. Thank you so much for the really sweet words and I appreciate you pinning my pics. Hugs to you.

    1. Thank you so much, Cindy. I am usually not a fan of the color red either but I am trying things that are not in my comfort zone. Hugs my friend.

  5. That wicker vase is beautiful, do you have any information on it? The whole table is just so pretty!

  6. Kim, your Valentine table setting is gorgeous … plus that view. No restaurant could offer such ambiance … pandemic or no. Your wicker vase and woven placemats work so well with pink and red. I hope you and your husband enjoy a lovely Valentine’s Day! xo

  7. Kim, This is the most beautiful post!! I just went back an looked at all your photos again. I have a huge crush on that wicker vase…you’re lucky you live on the other side of the country from me or I might just drop in for a visit and leave with it under my sweater!!!

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